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The essential elements of a killer cloud strategy

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Blog Written by: Danish Wadhwa from www.flydot.biz

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Security

Have you heard of Cloud

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Fri, Sep 09, 2016

cloud-city-concept-580x358.jpgHave you heard of cloud storage or perhaps cloud computing, but always wondered what it was exactly?  It’s possible that you have seen it somewhere before, perhaps in an advertisement or on the packaging of a new computer or tablet device. Chances are none of them explained exactly what cloud computing and cloud storage in particular does.

Let’s start with the basics, what is the cloud? Contrary to the word and image, it’s not in the sky, but is a series of large supercomputers with near limitless storage capability. Until recently, users had to rely upon the memory capabilities of their devices from computers to phones. Storing information could soon fill the device up and cause its performance to drop. The cloud allows users to store their documents, photos, and videos on a secure server somewhere else instead, freeing up memory for improved performance.

To learn more about cloud storage and why it is a safe and reliable option for your data, check out this new guide how cloud storage works and how you can access the same data on a wide range of devices.

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Topics: Cloud Computing

Cyber Security Buzz Words

Posted by Alyssa Steen on Tue, Mar 01, 2016
A few weeks ago, I published a post on here describing the top 4 tips to stay safe on your computer based on the advice from the IT professionals here at NSK Inc. However, knowing the basic tips doesn’t necessarily mean you are able to grasp all the concepts, and the jargon, involved with the IT world. When it comes to cyber security, there is an almost endless list of terms for things to look out for. At NSK, we know that it is our job to help make that endless list seem less daunting, while also ensuring that you feel well informed. Cyber security is one of the top priorities at NSK and with cyber crime becoming more mainstream as time goes on, it is incredibly important for both us as your IT professionals, and you as our customers, to understand the threats at hand. So without further ado, here are the terms you need to know in order to “speak cyber.”

Cyber Security Infographpic - Being safe online

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Managed Services, cybersecurity, data storage

The Distinction Between Data Backup and Business Continuity

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Written by Brandon Garcin on Feb 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM on Continuum MSP Blog

Believe it or not, the first data backups were made on paper. Dating back as early as the 18th century, the “technology” was used in the form of paper tapes constructed from punch cards to control the functions of automated machinery such as textile looms. The concept of these cards was then further developed by IBM in the early days of data processing, where data input, storage and commands were captured using a series of hole punches.

IBM_350_Disk_Storage.jpgIBM Archives:   https://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/storage/storage_350.html

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

Data Center Technology Trends to Watch Out for In 2016

Posted by Bill Smeltzer on Wed, Dec 16, 2015


Cloud Computing is continuing to mature at a rapid pace and I would expect to see more and more “trendsblogas a service” offering in 2016. We know the main stream ones like Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS). We have even seen services expand into (Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Data Warehouse as a Service (DWaaS). With that being said, I would keep my eye out when it comes to Cloud Computing as a Service as one of the top contenders in 2016.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Converged Infrastructure, 2016 Trends, DRaas, IaaS, OpenStack, SaaS, Trends, XaaS